tv [untitled] December 27, 2012 12:00pm-12:30pm EST
think these are the images. from the streets of canada. trying to corporations rule the day. bahrain slashes the sentences for dozens of anti-government activists but human rights groups call it a half measure western states avert their gaze. for children are killed as a car bomb explodes and hits a school bus near damascus is no news of the ukrainian journalists kidnapped in syria. and the u.k.'s northeast feels the financial pinch even as the country scrambles out of recession with layoffs and regional regeneration.
around the world and around the clock twenty four hours a day this is r.t. . bahrain has come to the sentences for dozens of people who took part in anti-government rallies last year but the move has failed to satisfy the activists who are calling for the release of all political prisoners human rights groups in the kingdom to stop using tear gas and torture interrogations and its crackdown on public gatherings. and looks at benefits from the two year under arrest. when it came to supporting calls for democracy in middle eastern and north african states while denouncing government sponsored violence leaders of the west were vocally critical from our graphic has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave out of a very clear message for president which is it is time for him to go but when scenes
of violent clashes between riot police and reform complain risk came from bahrain the definition of democracy shifted and rhetoric softened. in the summer of the us state department came up with a statement expressing its concerns over the human rights situation and alleged torture in bahrain this was only several months after washington had restarted weapons sales to this gulf state dissenters in bahrain have been directing anger at their government for months but now stop arming the killers is the message they are more often sending out to the west somehow the in bahrain blood is worthless and the libyan blood is more important it's just critical a stand so you'd youssif often travels to europe to direct attention to what he believes to be brutal repression in his country he and others like him have managed to alert human rights organizations but that's as far as it goes there go. clinton
made a statement about bahrain about the human rights situation in bahrain and this. one protester was killed you know and show you that there is no impact on the ground we are a victim and bahrain because we live in a country they condemn the violence committed by the bahraini government against the peaceful protests there and behind but that is still continuing for decades bahrain has been one of washington's closest allies in the gulf its naval base houses the u.s. fifth fleet and six thousand troops the seemingly irreversible decision made decades ago despite a growing anti-american mood among some of bahrain's neighbors. anything happens in the bush era plant or any of the other plants that there are allegations of a nuclear weapon being built we are very close to all of those sites and we have to make the right decision in preventing any kind of catastrophe coming here we are or are not capable of doing that and that's why we turn to our friends and allies and
officials firmly deny that washington plays a decisive role in preventing any revolution happening in bahrain but even the bahraini government's information minister suggests the us main fact be playing a double game. i think the iranian opposition is a key ally of the us leader of the opposition and the terrorist members of the opposition have close ties with foreign embassies in bahrain we can leak some of the old many documents proving that if this is true then washington sitting comfortably you can quickly switch sides but for now the opposition in bahrain is left to wonder as to why calls to support democracy from some are less worthy of attention than others like see russia ski r.t. reporting from the kingdom of bahrain. four people have died in a car bombing near the syrian capital damascus when a vehicle exploded near a busy crossing and another terror attack a much larger one has been thwarted in the country's north
a correspondent in the region paula slayer has the latest. we are hearing that some four people have been killed and ten people injured in an explosion of a booby trapped car in damascus now we understand that most of the people who are in willed and injured are students in a separate incident the authorities managed to uncover a truck loaded with some three tons of explosives in the north a managed to dismantle those before any kind of incidents of could there have been numerous incidents throughout today and the last few days through the army rebels and the through the army troops in the rebels fighting one another we're also hearing reports that the troops managed to destroy a number of rebel vehicles as well as missile launches at the same time they're reporting that they managed to prevent rebel attacks on checkpoints in numerous villages so the media workers are in the firing line particularly when it comes to rebels taking journalists hostage a second deadline has expired for the capture of
a ukrainian journalist who's been held by a rebel group was taken back in october there was already one did lime put in terms of when a ransom of some fifty thousand fifty fifty million u.s. dollars needed to be paid that has not been paid a second deadline passed earlier just yesterday that two was most we're hearing from the ukrainian foreign ministry that it has been holding talks over her release but that they haven't released any kind of details on this now the rebels on most strangers to kidnapping foreigners there are two russian workers in syria who were also taken hostage last week and the russian government is now trying to secure the release the mounting violence in syria comes against the backdrop of and its position of the information war that is happening in the country the rebels have continued in those two videos of alleged massacres that they've been carrying out massacres in which they've laid aside and his loyalists now the damascus regime has always insisted that it is the rebels who are responsible for these killings russia
too says that the rebels are trying to provoke foreign intervention by posting such videos point needs to be made that all these kinds of videos almost impossible to verify. as international efforts to put an end to the violence in syria mounts so his media speculation about what is actually going to be done to achieve peace moscow has denied reports that a new russian american deal is in the works saying the only way out is by creating a transitional government a plan drawn up in geneva in june and a syrian delegation has held talks in moscow and it claims the authorities in damascus could be ready to agree to the plan but let's get more now from our tease you know. you go russia's been trying to mediate for peace in syria since the bloodshed there began but now there seems to be some mystery about how the next step involves musket. ball syria's deputy foreign minister met with russia's chief
diplomat in moscow on thursday behind closed doors very little details came out of it but there is speculation that they were discussing the a long awaited peace deal in the syrian conflict and it comes after international envoy on syria mr brahimi met with the syrian president on monday in damascus after this meeting he said that he had a good feeling and some positive things were happening there speculation that they were discussing a peaceful transition of power allegedly involving the creation of a transitional government which could include all sides of the conflict now moscow has a good chance of mediating this since it's been in contact with both the authorities and the syrian opposition in fact mr brahimi is also expected in the russian capital on saturday meanwhile there was a lot of speculation in the media that russia and the united states had secretly drawn up this plan b. on the conflict in syria well these rumors were denied officially by the foreign ministry on thursday which said that moscow is sticking shrigley by the agreements
reached last summer in geneva which call on both sides to simultaneously and immediately put their weapons down and begin a political process which would be shipping out if you're pissing off thanks for that update. now the u.k. is on the tentative road to recovery but parts of the country are not sharing in the turnaround people in britain's poorest region priest are still feeling the pinch three times more attempted suicides there and the london area. first went to see why the situation looks so bleak as he'll saying interesting days it's grim up north it's a perception of life in some of the nation's other major cities recessions hit the case hard it's been in the northeast where it's been felt particularly acutely. you know come in a recession and that is right down in london bush here i mean you know the very
people who are living on the poverty line trade union leader about scott furious with the government's decision to close sunderland's rentboy factory it's a government venture that began back in the 1940's to provide employment the people with disabilities two weeks before christmas the government announced that they were going to close the package in factories and leaves a very bleak uncertain future for disabled workers kenneth starr was laid off from another rempel a factory back in april and accuses the government of forcing people out of paid jobs and on to a life of welfare we were told in the week before we left the factory. or get jobs. yeah in fact just four people from his old factory found a job it's not the first time the northern workers have felt the first hand of a conservative government back in the one nine hundred eighty s.
in the miners' strike and the margaret thatcher became a symbol of a divided nation this mining village in the living museum in the north east gives us a snapshot of the past nearly three decades since margaret thatcher and her conservative government crushed the miners' unions the impact that her policies had on the north east was extreme and long felt and even today there are many people who still have a deep mistrust of the conservative government the conservatives reputation up here is one that's hard to shake and it makes it hard for them to get a fair hearing on any plans to regenerate to find out more we decided it was time to pay a visit to number ten i was shocked at the level of understanding on the conservative benches of how people who live in. the northeast. visit the areas very often and i think they have a completely different view of how people's lives are but government accused of not
understanding the north but isn't that your job to represent the things to be a fair bit of bickering that goes on among northern m.p.'s. well i mean having an accent in the house of commons you know i've got quite happy ducks and but that sort of sneers when you have an accent when you speak in the commons from the government benches so that in itself is just an example of how the mismatch between the two sides of the government insists it's treating grace in the area seriously and his earmarks money thing infrastructure projects targeting the northeast in particular but a legacy of letdowns has left many northerners less than in seized what we're saying is. the government this is going to happen this is. it's a complete shambles so all in it together or a nation divided one thing seems certain that with many predicting an increase in
unemployment and a triple dip recession for the way the challenges of the year ahead looks to be testing times for everyone surface r.t. sandland. now a ban on americans adopting russian kids is about to be signed into law president putin is ready to put their response to washington sanctioning russian officials you can get the details later. to back up. his groundbreaking interview show. me here and i'll take all of you all one of the main stories of twenty twelve after a short break. the stunning beauty of reindeer gracefully dancing across the arctic tundra more than just a scenic image it is a way of life for sun traditionally the nets people are nomadic reindeer herders
and though in many ways they lead a simple and rustic life they are also highly skilled and organized in their trade . another week and will be preparing for. a response this summer depending. on the day we found this particularly camp they were settled near the coast of the. here for families work together to manage nearly a thousand reindeer herding reindeer is not just a job for the people in fact they say it's a part of their entire culture heritage and way of life and back they say that they can use almost every single part of the reindeer to help them survive. a deer is a means of transportation. for the outside and. the life in the tundra is harsh and so before winter hits many of the children are helicoptered to the center of the district and not even for boarding school.
students learn different languages utilize modern technologies through specialized grant programs and even more arts skills all within a protected environment the school was founded. scientist who wanted a better way of life for his people but even with the most progressive ideas in education many now say they don't want to trade the modern life for their beloved. i have returned to the tundra and i actually was.
watching r t live from moscow president vladimir putin has confirmed he will sign a ban the preventing us citizens from adopting russian children lawmakers say it targets what they call america's ignorant treatment towards those who are russian children suffer but artie's arena has more on the president putin's agenda. he says that he doesn't see any reason why he shouldn't sign it but he did mention that he should take one very close careful look at the final draft of this law on top of that however within has also mentioned that he is ready to sign. a law which would increase the protection of russian children in the country itself now the law bears the name of this was a young boy who was adopted by an american family and died while in custody of his new adoptive father now the father was left off with just
a fine after leaving his young son in a car in the blistering heat for hours because parked outside of his office and it's the cases precisely like this the russian lawmakers who say that the american law system is not is not cut out to provide enough security for the russian children who are being adopted by american parents and should another tragedy like this strike they don't want the russian children to suffer now a lot of people see this as they get back at the americans for the magnitsky act the so-called act which entails a list of people who are prohibited from ever entering the united states and their financial assets in the country also are frozen now now said the minister was a russian lawyer who was imprisoned on charges of tax evasion and died while in custody that case has never seen any any logical conclusion and it is not quite possible at this point to say whether or not the people who are accused of being
involved in the case are actually at fault and should be blamed for his death. from refused to help the central african republic fight off rebels closing in on its capital person from. paris is only protecting its own interests and not the regime of the local protesters angry at her lack of action attacked the french embassy or lawrence freeman of executive intelligence review magazine so it's part of the post clue you. these developments do not occur overnight this has been brewing for years the french are playing a very bad role and if they get become militarily involved again in the central african republic that's not going to help for african countries are going to have to move in and saudi's brown i think the french have a right to a cap and their embassy but beyond that if they become otero you involved it's not going to be helpful to the central african republic or any of the neighboring countries of the c.l.r. what's going on there is what's been going on in most of the countries in that
region which is that you are very unstable governments these countries have never become sovereign the colonial powers france and to be require power britain have kept their finger on the resources of these countries and they basically have never allowed these countries to develop for government went and they would develop the country for the people by economically. the u.k. is now accused of supplying the kits to spawn human rights activists in bahrain and other countries with oppressive regimes well produced surveillance technology has reportedly been sold across the globe and it's capable of intercepting any kind of data find out more it's all to dot com. plus also online the deputy of russia's main wisdom and spiritual leader is shot dead in the north caucuses details on the targeted attack had taught his website.
doctors and nurses are once again on the streets calling for plans to privatized hospitals to be scrapped they're striking for a week in a row nickel workers are also angry over a possible layoffs many still unsure whether their contracts will be renewed next year spain's government says the cuts are needed to maintain the health service through recession the country's regions are an estimated one hundred forty five billion euros in debt the opposition in egypt dismissed president sees calls for dialogue hasn't offered any real substance on wednesday mercy delivered his first national.
to realize a decision to phase out a nuclear power by twenty forty a new prime minister declared sustained economic growth was his top priority and said rejecting nuclear energy could undermine one of the country's biggest areas of expertise last year an earthquake and in searing tsunami brought the fukushima nuclear power plant close to disaster forcing thousands of people from their homes because of leaking radiation. and militants in pakistan have killed two policemen in the northwest of the country reportedly kidnapped twenty one others dozens of gunmen armed with rocket propelled grenades and automatic weapons attacked two police posts in an area near to what's considered a taliban insurgent stronghold government officials say an operation to try and rescue the security personnel is now underway. the afghan foreign ministry says the country has lost more than seventy million dollars in tax because foreign firms linked to nato are not paying their dues report says tax dodgers rely
on the u.s. led alliance to keep kabul off their backs by political analyst and former afghan m.p. . so if local politicians are equally to blame. what was going on in two thousand and one two thousand and two when the interim authority came to existence in this country they signed deals exempting some of these companies who were dealing with need to and i south and then. many other companies came and started. carpetbagging and backpacking. illegitimate gains and they never paid taxes this is not new and this government will never have piece of the guts to collect taxes from those rogue companies just an evasion alone. there are dozens and dozens of companies who are bringing passengers and cargo to this country and who are bringing other goods and they have never paid any taxes they've never paid
even landing fees in some cases they haven't paid or flayed fees this is just aviation and you can imagine in other fields of commerce in. fuel and transportation and logistics and security in other arenas in all arenas there are hundreds of millions of dollars every year there are scaping and this government also sometimes gives them some reprieve by reducing their taxes and exchange for bribes twenty twelve draws to a close we continue to look at the events that shaped it today on these teams recall the launch of juda songes show book us exclusively on r t but we could expand that gave voice to prominent figures shunned by the mainstream media when he was still under house arrest in london.
it was right on new year's eve when i went to london to see june to discuss the news so. i'm julian assignment. editor of wiki leaks we've exposed the world secret police documents from the very beginning to claim the high profile shows strong with a lot of its as a blockbuster so we created this web page with big video player and video feeds containing trailers sneak peeks most shows tend to have a spike and then go down to both mars itself online and you will hear keeps climbing in and quite a lot of study about it i think will be viewed in the story so this was quite an important t.v. series the julian assange show gains over a one million visits and views online and believe me or an interesting use show
it's kind of an achievement never before that we had anything like that on t.v. when one person sitting around the house the rapture would be boys to quiet quite a few people around the world whose position of the world doesn't fit in the mainstream media picked up. well after a short break learned this breaks down the colorful details of the u.b.s. financial scandal much more stay with us here.
a story and it seems so for lengthly you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm charged welcome to the big picture. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images kobold has been seeing from the streets of canada. the giant corporations are all today.
good afternoon welcome to capital account i'm lauren lyster here in washington d.c. these are your headlines for once december nineteenth two thousand and twelve u.b.s. has settled over accusations of libel rigging as expected from reports we received earlier this week but we now know colorful details about the traders call each other nicknames like superman and captain chaos which was spelled wrong by the way that's according to the wall street journal now we got no such color from the federal reserve and its manipulation of rates but that is no points against we'll talk to a former v.p. of public affairs at the federal reserve bank of cleveland about what is lost in fed speak plus the treasury department announced it plans to sell its entire stake in g.m. within fifteen months according to the new york times a reminder of the bailouts in two thousand and eight of course but instead of government bailouts how about innovating out of a slowdown or changing your business model we'll talk to the c.e.o. of car to go north america about diana.